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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 1, 1892)
The co'eds have concluded that old customs like the leap
year slntc is a thing of the past.
Miss Hawcs who was out of school most of lust term on
account of illness is with us again.
Professor Doanc, the professor of Greek at Donne college,
recently called upon Dr. Lees.
Miss Maude Herklcy is again in school after suffering from
a severe attack of the grippe.
Quite a number of the Wcslcyan students visited out liter
ary societies on Friday evening of, January 15.
We wonder if it would not be well to furnish some of the
Dclinn boys with compasses on Friday nights.
The friends of Mr Allen arc glad to sec him in school
again. He has just recovered from a spell of sickness.
Professor llesscy is examining some of the sugar beets
upon which Professor Nicholson has been experimenting.
The university is very generously opening her doors to
the people of the state for all sorts of educational gatherings.
Professor Lees' European trip is an assuicd fact, there
being already enough university people to make up the party.
Mr. A. F. Woods, assistant professor ol botany, is busy
preparing specimens of microscopic objects for an eastern firm.
John I.. Marshall has been confined to his home some
lime with the grippe. We are glad to hear he is improving,
The students who anticipate a trip to Europe (hit. coming
summer should take advantage of the lectures in art history
Mr. N. II. Harr has lately been honored by the election to
the presidency of the Y. P. S. C. E. of the fust Presbyterian
There seems less falling off of classes this term than in
former years in spite of the "grippy"- condition of some
One of Miss Moore's pupils will make the hammer to
drive the last nail in the woman's building at the Columbian
The librnry of the electrical department is now open
every Thursday evening for the use of the students in that
The following definition of man was given in the class of
anthropology, "Man is a mammal having hands and cooking
his own food."
One more gallant youth has succumbed to the inevitable,
(iieat future possibilities aie now visible upon the upper lip
of R. E. Johnson.
Pmfessor Taylor and some of his students have been
engaged for the past week in sending out the annual report
of the State Horticultural society.
A ceilain young lady was recently heard to say that she
supposed she would have to attend society Friday night
because it was Di - ckKced so.
The Kev. S. D. Cochran, D D., of liloomiugWm, Illinois,
father ol Mrs. Menzendorf, has given her the unexpected
pleasure of a few days visit.
Professor Hitchcock's family is located for the year a
Cambridge, Mass., where the young ladies are pursuing
studies in art and literature.
One evening, not long ago, Mr. Troyer was attending
Chappell on Eleventh street. His loot slipped and his head
came in contact with the slippery side walk. After making
astronomo-jal observations for about five minutes, he deliv
ered a short eulogy on frost, etc., whistled softly and moved
The orchestrn meets every Wednesday evening at 8 p. m.
A cordial welcome is extended to all students who desire
instruction on any orchestral instrument.
Professor Sherman is lecturing on Macbeth to a very good
audience Monday evenings. Lincoln people, inclined to
library study, are afforded a fine opportunity this year.
A hundred new hymn books have been added to the num
ber in the chapel. Many who have lelt the lack, owing to
increased attendance, will be glad of the nddition.
Mr. A. F. Woods has been visiting farmers' institutes
throughout the stale. He tells several amusing stories about
them, which our space will not allow us to publish.
You should have seen the carc-wotn expression upon the
countenance ol Carl Tucker Friday afternoon as he was trying
to find out what name he had scratched on the slnte.
As usual, the Stale Hoard of Agiiculture held their annual
meeting in the university chapel. This meeting was well
attended and some exceedingly noisy men made speeches.
A cactus collection has lately been sent to this university
from Mexico consisting of one hundred .specimens ol twelve
different species. This make a valuable addition to the her
barium. On the evening of the twentieth, the university orcheitra
played for the operetta "Pauline" which was given by home
talent and was under the management of the people of the
Holy Trinity church.
A well trained chorus will be a credit to our institution.
All students who sing ought to feel enough interest in our
music department to show their loyalty by an enthusiastic
support of the chorus.
(ieorge Hitchcock, son of Professor Hitchcock, has been
called to the oluur of physics and chemistry in the state agri
cultural college of Washington. He is at present teaching 111
Highland college, Kansas.
Chancellor Cnnficld missed the train in Omaha on the
evening of the 2ist. Hence ihe'civil engineering club, before
whom he was to have delivered an address, adjourned until
the fourth of February.
Over one ball of Mr. Hodgmau's classes wore excused
fiom the final examination at close ol fall term because of
high grade mark during the term. A like offer has been
made to '.he classes this term.
Is the habit of smoking spreading? Decidedly, if we arc
to judge by the number of young Indies puffing away at their
pipes. By the way, that was a "taking" way to advcitibc
the Grand Island sugar factory.
The Hnydon nil club, which, on die lylh, was lo consider
the subject of French artists under the IciMleiship of Mrs.
Canfield and Piofe.ssors Wightinun and Fosslcr, did not niivl
on account 'of the illness of Mrs. Canfield.
A few university students attended the G. A. U. supper
recently given at the Wcslcyan university. Kepoit comes to
this office that J. Cecil Graham and "Four o'clock" main
tained their reputation as lood destroyers.
II. A. Senter was one of the judges that awarded die
piiicb ofleied by the State Hoard of Agriculture and the
Oxnard beet sugar factory for the best sugar beets. Mr.
Senter is a rising young chemist and is rapidly coming to the
The university chorus niecls regularly on Thursdays at
5 o'clock. . Work has just begun on a fine new chouis, "The
Weeping Willow" by Rhcinbcrgcr. All who enter will be
pleased with the work. Large and regular attendance is
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